Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) expressed his congratulations to Mr. Marvin Quattlebaum after he was confirmed by the Senate to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He was confirmed with a vote of 69 to 28.
“Serving as a federal judge requires an unbreakable commitment to upholding our laws as they are written, and there is no question that Mr. Quattlebaum has earned our trust and will serve our country well. Throughout his career he has been lauded by his peers for his work ethic and impeccable judgement, as evidenced by his recent selection as Greenville’s Lawyer of the Year. Personally, Marvin’s commitment to his family, community, and service speak volumes about his character. It is an honor to support him today, and I know he will uphold the Constitution and our nation’s laws and make South Carolina proud.”»
«Mr. Trump has now placed 26 judges on the circuit courts»
«That would have been particularly disruptive for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had canceled most of senators’ August vacation to keep them in town to make progress on spending bills and presidential nominees»
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Al momento, nel 4° Circuito vi sono nove giudici democratici e sei repubblicani.
→ The Washington Times. 2018-08-17. Senate confirms two more circuit judges after Flake lifts blockade
The Senate confirmed two more appeals court judges Thursday, continuing to make progress on President Trump’s goal of revamping the federal judiciary after a maverick Republican dropped his blockade.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona had halted progress on judges earlier this summer, staging a protest over Mr. Trump’s trade policies.
But after getting the chance to vote on a non-binding statement of pushback against Mr. Trump, Mr. Flake relented last month and the GOP was able to clear more judges through the committee pipeline, readying them for floor votes.
The latest two to earn full Senate approval were A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. and Julius N. Richardson, both of whom will sit on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Quattlebaum was confirmed on a 62-28 vote, while Mr. Richardson was cleared by an 81-8 margin.
Judge Quattlebaum was confirmed last year as a district court judge and Mr. Richardson worked as assistant U.S attorney for the District of South Carolina since 2009.
Mr. Trump has now placed 26 judges on the circuit courts.
Mr. Flake, a frequent Trump critic, had held up the process, alerting colleagues in June that he wouldn’t allow any appeals judges to clear the Judiciary Committee, until he got a floor vote on his objections to Mr. Trump’s tariffs, which the president has pursued against a number of trade competitors.
The GOP only has a one-seat majority on the committee. Mr. Flake was threatening to join Democrats in voting against nominees, which could have bottled them up in committee.
That would have been particularly disruptive for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had canceled most of senators’ August vacation to keep them in town to make progress on spending bills and presidential nominees.
Mr. Flake said last month that the non-binding tariff vote satisfied his request so he lifted his blockade. Three judges, including Thursday’s nominees, have been confirmed since.